alright, so our high school is hosting a Halloween Dance. ever since middle school days, me and my group have planned our group cosplays. It was strippers, then black butler, then Death note, Naruto but now it's final. Homestuck. or better known as MS Paint Adventures. Well, It's a week away and I havent got much done on a new cosplay as Gamzee Makara. My horns are still drying out lol. so theres no paint and I haven't sanded them down yet. But I'll just tell you for future references on Halloween outfits diy. most of the material I just found around my apartment.
air dry clay: for this I do NOT recommend crayola. Its shitty and ugly in general.
Acrylic paint: like dandelion yellow, dark oranges, and Reds. If your doing candy corn style but any color works.
tinfoil: as much as it will take to make your horns
popsicle sticks or pencils
gloss over paint
so, we will first begin by sketching out the shape of your horns on any size of paper so you have a reference later. nothing fancy just the basics or you can look up ideas on chrome. ((down below is my reference image. this artwork isn't mine but I found it off of Google. ))
Now that I have the image, I'll take my pencil/popsicle stick and tinfoil. It doesn't matter how sloppy and ugly the tinfoil is. wrap it around your pencil/popsicle stick until you get the shape of your horns. this will make your horns thirty percent lighter then just doing the whole thing of clay.
so we have the "base". we will then take modeling clay air drying and do little snakes. then wrap them around the tinfoil. again, no need to be super tidy yet.
I will then knead the clay so that it kinda all runs together to form a basic horn. smooth it out so there's little to no cracks/lines. also check that you can take the pencils or popsicle sticks out and place them back in. let them dry over night so when you wake up, you can sand them out so they're more smooth. paint them how you like
make sure it's acrylic paints otherwise the paint won't stay to well.
remove sticks and you are done.
tips: I advise not to use crayola clay because its very hard to manipulate and lumps up when you let it dry.
if you want anymore diy tutorials like how to wear your horns or need a cosplay idea let me know!
here's a few image ideas from Homestuck to help you figure out what you want to make.
mew have a pawsibly purrfect Halloween. meows not lion when I say I luv all of mew!